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dc.contributor.advisorMutman, Mahmut
dc.contributor.authorOcak, Ersan
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:05:02Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:05:02Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/14690
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Graphic Design and the Institute of Economics and Social Sciences of Bilkent University, 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) -- Bilkent University, 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 117-125.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe use of ultrasound fetal image has become common in medical practice. The ultrasound is a contemporary result of a long medical and technological history, in which the human body and its pathologies are known and controlled by medical apparatus. It is a specific form of image produced by what Michel Foucault called the medical gaze. The thesis offers a genealogy of the ultrasound image and then turns its attention to its contemporary use. By taking the obstetrical examination room as a social context, it shows that what is at stake is not merely technological but actually a social relationship, at the center of which visibility plays a fundamental role. This new power context controls and administers both women’s body and the emergent fetal body, which it perceives as an “originary human form.” In the culture at large, the fetus is even turned into a citizen with its rights, a metaphor which the anti-abortion movement used and abused extensively. Reading fetology as well as the fetal image in terms of a social relationship of power, it is demonstrated that the woman’s body is treated as mere environment. However, although technology is an important part of this biopolitics, it can also be read as an extension of human body through which the body knows and complicates itself.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityOcak, Ersanen_US
dc.format.extentx, 125 leaves, illustrationsen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectfetusen_US
dc.subjectphallogocentrismen_US
dc.subjectocularcentrismen_US
dc.subjectphallomorphismen_US
dc.subjectmedical gazeen_US
dc.subjectfetal personhooden_US
dc.subjectfetal imageen_US
dc.subjectultrasounden_US
dc.subject.lccWQ209 .O33 2008en_US
dc.subject.lcshFetus--Ultrasonic imaging.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGenerative organs, Female--Ultrasonic imaging.en_US
dc.subject.lcshImaging systems in medicine.en_US
dc.subject.lcshUltrasonography, Prenatal.en_US
dc.titleThe ultrasound fetal image : the event of birth, female body and medical discourseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Graphic Designen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US


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